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Ten-year-old dog surrendered by family who did not have enough time for her

Pat Gregoire

Update 5/30/14: Kirara has been euthanized.

On May 17, at ten years of age, Kirara, a German shepherd mix, found herself without a family when she was surrendered to the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Baldwin Park, Calif.

The beautiful senior has been described as gentle and sweet. The following words were written about Kirara on the Facebook page, United Hope for Animals:

Kirara is a soulful 10-year-old brown spayed female German Shepherd mix who was surrendered to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center on May 17th because her owners did not have enough time to care for her. Weighing 63 lbs, Kirara is a calm, well-behaved lady who seems to take everything in stride.

She gets along well with other dogs and enjoys the company of people—walking well for them on leash and cuddling up beside them for pets. It appears as though she might have some arthritis in her hips (as is common with dogs of her age and size), but this doesn’t seem to keep her down. In fact, she seems quite the happy girl!

Kirara will make an exceptional indoor pet for any individual or family ready to swap some TLC with a real sweetheart of a dog.

Though Kirara is affectionate, calm and has a great disposition - nobody has expressed an interest in her. During her time at the animal control facility, she has developed an upper respiratory infection - unless she is rescued soon, "humane euthanasia" has been recommended.

Please take a moment to network this elderly girl's information - she has nobody to help her right now, except for strangers.

  • ID#A3294762
  • Facebook thread here and here
  • Age 10
  • 63 pounds
  • Shelter phone#626-430-2378

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